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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I don't believe in MAD. Personally, I think the whole nuclear annihilation argument is a giant BS scare tactic meant to prevent another world war.
    Oh Yeah! What about all these frustrated Pentagon Generals always saying we should have nuked Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan. The leading soldiers love the soldier business and are frustrated when they are not allowed to play with all their toys. Millitary men are in the Military because they like war. It'a a career. The USA has been in the business of war forever so it's a great Country for Military types. The psychopathology is prescient, don't you think?

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    This war between China and the US will never happen in our lifetimes.



    If it does it will likely be the end of our lifetimes.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Of course it was, any criticism of Obama is only hyperbole, derangement, or racism.
    You just keep swinging from one extreme position to another. Neither of which is any close to the truth.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Don't be so negative.
    Oh, I'm being quite optimistic that a real war between China and the United States would still leave at least some of human civilization in the 21st. century. I'm not sure that's really the case at all.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The US may be able to win a battle, especially at sea, but on land and even in the air and an overall war... nope. Reason... China 1.5 billion people, USA 320 million.

    But saying that, China has zero reason to invade Taiwan. Why? There is tons of business going both ways and it would cost the Chinese economy billions if they did so.
    Having a larger population doesn't equate to military victory.

    Look at history as your guide. Alexander the Great was a king of tiny Macedon, yet he managed to conquer the heavily populated Persian Empire along with many other conquests.

    The tiny island of Great Britain managed to conquer the semi-continent of India, even though India is vastly larger in terms of population. In fact, the British took Hong Kong.

    The examples are endless.

    In truth, military planning and strategy, technical superiority, resource allocation, mobilization and availability, as well as a general knack for war are what are generally required.

    The US has better, more seasoned military commanders (when is the last time China was in a war?), has better military technology, has more guns, planes and bombs, and.... perhaps most importantly..... the US are seasoned and tested on the battlefield, unlike the Chinese.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

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    Numbers aren't everything.[
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    Try telling the IRS or your accountant that.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I hope you realize that the Russians and Chinese have "Boomers" as well.

    Yes, but not even close technologically.

    I cant get much out of my oldest in terms of specifics, ( he's been in 8 years ), other than there is tech on our boats we wont know about for another 20 years.

    And I'm not talking about the Rail Gun or Laser. He rolls his eyes when I bring them up.

    And they don't seem to be too concerned with Russian or Chinese tech either.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    Closer to 1.3 billion, but nevertheless, all that really requires is that we kill four Chinamen for every one of ours who gets killed.

    Since I'd expect something closer to 10:1 if not 15:1 I fail to see where China would have a realistic advantage.
    The Chinese would probably try to make their numerical superiority their primary advantage, which would be a huge mistake on their part.
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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Right on cue.
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    I always take into consideration the quality and reputation of the poster who might respond. Obviously a wise consideration in this case.

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    Re: China thinks it can defeat America in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Oh Yeah! What about all these frustrated Pentagon Generals always saying we should have nuked Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan. The leading soldiers love the soldier business and are frustrated when they are not allowed to play with all their toys. Millitary men are in the Military because they like war. It'a a career. The USA has been in the business of war forever so it's a great Country for Military types. The psychopathology is prescient, don't you think?
    We know what happens when you drop a nuclear bomb.... we're the only nation in history to have ever done it. Hiroshima and Nagasaki. How do those cities look today? Are they smoldering heaps of ash and destruction? Judge for yourself.









    Point is, rather than buying the hysteria and the hype, use your own eyes and ears.

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